About the Event
This NEW workshop introduces an innovative way to teach basic economic principles and concepts. Learn how to best teach economics through the lens of professional sports using examples from the NHL, NFL, NBA, and more. Whether you or your students are avid sports fans, or have little to no knowledge of this field, you can take advantage of what this course has to offer.
The lesson plans and activities included in this workshop make economics easy to understand and relatable to students. This workshop covers topics that overlap with either Microeconomics 30 or Macroeconomics 30*.
Supply and demand*, opportunity cost, public choice theory, inflation*, use of index numbers*, voluntary trade, marginal revenue, among others.
Speakers & Instructors
M. Scott Niederjohn is Dean of the School of Business and Entrepreneurship and Charlotte and Walter Kohler Professor of Economics at Lakeland University in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. Professor Niederjohn is also the Director of Lakeland’s Center for Economic Education. Dr. Niederjohn holds undergraduate and master’s degrees from Marquette University and a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee.
Professor Niederjohn has published more than fifty articles, monographs, reports, and curriculum materials in journals such as Applied Economics, Monthly Labor Review, Journal of Urban Affairs, Eastern Economics Journal, Journal of Private Enterprise, and Wisconsin Interest.
Niederjohn’s research is concentrated in the areas of economic education, public policy analysis, and applied microeconomics. He serves on the Governor's Council for Financial Literacy, and has received the Governor’s Financial Literacy Award in 2011, 2012 and 2015.
During the fall of 2013, Professor Niederjohn was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to teach at the University of Luxembourg. He serves on the boards of the (National) Association of Private Enterprise Education and the Business and Economics Academy of Milwaukee (BEAM).
Niederjohn was recognized in the December 2014 issue of Money Magazine for his work in shaping the landscape of financial education curriculum.close